Archive for April 21st, 2012

Five rebels killed in Thai south gunfight

Five rebels killed in Thai south gunfight

21-Apr-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:45 AM

XFive suspected insurgents were killed during a gunfight in Thailand’s restive deep south, police said on Thursday, the latest violence in the Muslim region plagued by [...]
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Lady Gaga arrives in S. Korea at start of tour

Lady Gaga arrives in S. Korea at start of tour

21-Apr-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 9:44 AM

US pop diva Lady Gaga arrived in South Korea late Friday, one week before a Seoul performance which will kick off her third concert tour. The singer, wearing a floor-length [...]
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Asian markets under pressure

21-Apr-2012 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 8:55 AM

Asian markets came under pressure yesterday as a successful bond auction in Spain failed to raise spirits while weak US economic data also added to the general sense of [...]
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Indonesian eight-year-old smoker kicks habit

Indonesian eight-year-old smoker kicks habit

21-Apr-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 8:42 AM

An eight-year-old Indonesian boy who smoked more than a pack a day from age four has kicked the habit, a child-welfare commission said Thursday. The boy, Ilham, has put on [...]
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Two Tibetans burn themselves to death: rights group

Two Tibetans burn themselves to death: rights group

21-Apr-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 8:39 AM

Two more Tibetans died after setting themselves on fire in a restive southwestern region of China, a rights group said Friday, the latest in a wave of such protests against [...]
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Murdered Briton in China left meagre savings to family – friend

Murdered Briton in China left meagre savings to family – friend

21-Apr-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 8:38 AM

Expatriate British businessman Neil Heywood, whose murder has caused political upheaval in China, left his wife and children in a financially uncertain situation in China, [...]
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‘Bali bomber’ aimed to kill US troops, meet bin Laden: FBI

‘Bali bomber’ aimed to kill US troops, meet bin Laden: FBI

21-Apr-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 8:33 AM

An FBI agent testifying in the trial of the suspected Bali bomb-maker said Thursday the accused planned to kill US troops and intelligence suggested he went to Pakistan to [...]
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Suu Kyi Burma parliament debut in doubt over oath stalemate

Suu Kyi Burma parliament debut in doubt over oath stalemate

21-Apr-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:25 AM

The party of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi will seek fresh ways to try to alter an oath to be taken by newly elected members of parliament, a party official said on [...]
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Exclusive – HK moves closer to bank liability for IPOs

21-Apr-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:05 AM

Hong Kong’s financial market watchdog will launch a public consultation in the next couple of weeks that seeks to toughen rules for banks sponsoring initial public [...]
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January-March Jobless Rate Below Expectations

21-Apr-2012 Intellasia | Rttnews | 7:05 AM

Hong Kong’s unemployment rate came in below economists’ forecast in the January-March period, preliminary data released by the Census and Statistics Department [...]
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HK economic indicators – April 2012

21-Apr-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:05 AM

Hong Kong economic indicators: GDP 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 percent* 5.0 7.0 -2.6 2.3 6.4 7.0 7.1 HK$ billion# 1,823 1,737^ 1,623 1,667 1,640 1,541 1,440 [...]
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N Korea experts say new nuclear test likely

N Korea experts say new nuclear test likely

21-Apr-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:05 AM

A panel of experts on North Korea told US lawmakers Wednesday that Pyongyang will probably conduct a new nuclear test, and relying on China to dissuade the isolated state [...]
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UN probes claim China broke N. Korea sanctions: report

UN probes claim China broke N. Korea sanctions: report

21-Apr-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:05 AM

United Nations officials are investigating allegations that China supplied technology for a North Korean missile launcher in a possible breach of UN sanctions, a leading [...]
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Ford invests $760m for new China plant, more capacity

Ford invests $760m for new China plant, more capacity

21-Apr-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:05 AM

Ford Motor Co is investing $760 million to build a new plant in eastern China as part of its effort to catch up with US rival general Motors Co in the world’s largest [...]
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China approves new yuan ETFs in HK

21-Apr-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:05 AM

Chinese regulators have started licensing domestic funds to create new yuan-denominated exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for sale in Hong Kong, hoping to attract fresh investors [...]
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